Individuals who are worried about speaking up in social situations as a result of the appearance of their teeth may find they are experiencing a lower quality of life than their family and friends who embrace public speaking with greater levels of confidence.
The emergence of cosmetic dentistry, as well as new and innovative technology within traditional orthodontics, means that many people could put a stop to their low self-esteem as soon as possible, while enjoying the associated health benefits of a bright, straight smile.
Although straightening pearly whites into their ideal position may seem like a complicated procedure, the evolving expertise of dental professionals – as well as the equipment they use – means members of the public now have greater access to such procedures.
In fact, the constantly progressing world of dentistry has resulted in the development of a high number of alternative methods for those people looking for the type of treatment that is best-suited to their lifestyle.
New advances in Dentistry today provides patients with a range of options. The dentist can advise you what option will work best for you at an examination appointment.
Clear aligners such as Invisalign are plastic clear aligners worn for up to 22 hours every day. The longer they are worn for the quicker the movements. The fact they can be removed to eat and brush teeth means image-conscious individuals do not have to worry about getting any food or debris stuck between the wires.
Because they move slowly over time, Invisalign braces need to be changed by a dental professional approximately every two weeks to ensure the straightening process is carried out as quickly and effectively as possible. This regular contact with a dental professional is also good for monitoring overall oral health.
Overall, this treatment usually takes between six months to one year to successfully complete – while some patients may find they are asked to wear their invisible fixtures for a longer period.
These fixtures are often used as a different option to traditional methods of orthodontics that may not be suited to the lifestyle of particular individuals, while also being utilised to correct issues with crooked teeth that people thought could only be solved by the installation of dental veneers.
Using this corrective method, a patient’s teeth can be guided into an ideal position in a matter of weeks, providing a quick fix for something that may have been a life-long issue for many individuals.
Six Month Smiles
This course of action is usually taken to treat a wide variety of orthodontic problems including crowding, crossbites, overbites and gaps between teeth.
Discreet wires are used to create the corrective fixture and provide an aesthetic solution for individuals concerned about the appearance of metal braces, while the gentle nature of the appearance means there is little pain or discomfort throughout the duration of the straightening process.
When the six-month period is completed, patients are usually asked to wear a retainer to reduce the risk of relapse due to the pearly whites’ tendency to move back into their original position.
Some practitioners offer to install a permanent bonded fixture on the back surfaces of the teeth to ensure the best results. Alternatively, a night-time removable device can be selected by those people who are excited to show off their smile makeover.
Patients no longer have to worry about stigma attached to wearing train tracks. We offer the latest options for correction and alignment of crooked teeth even during adulthood so that you can benefit from straight teeth and nice smile.Back to Blog
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